MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner’s July 22 Discovery Auction session will include more than 800 lots of country Americana, with featured selections of Val-Kill furniture and more than 200 lots of Wedgwood. The sale will be held at Skinner’s Marlborough gallery, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.
The session will start at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Among the categories represented in the sale are painted furniture, children’s furniture, blanket chests, pottery, pewter, weathervanes, duck decoys, lighting, woodenware, mirrors, basketry, portraiture, paintings, lithograph prints, wallpaper boxes, hooked rugs, quilts and textiles, and Wedgwood.
Three examples of Colonial Revival-style furniture (lots 1005-1007) by Val-Kill Industries will be available in the auction. The Val-Kill furniture workshops were established in 1927 by Eleanor Roosevelt and two other women to provide supplemental income for farming families.
Kerry Shrives, Director of Skinner’s Discovery department, observed: “Skinner has offered Val-Kill pieces before at auction, but it doesn’t come up very often, so it’s a great opportunity to bid on a wonderful slice of American history. Val-Kill furniture is very well constructed, has great design and offers an interesting back-story. What better to fill your home with?”
For additional information on any item in the sale, call 508-970-3202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Read more about Val-Kill furniture online at http://www.valkill.com/index.html
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